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Waiting times for surgery

Elective surgery waiting times: by specialty of surgeon

Elective surgery is planned surgery that can be booked in advance as a result of a specialist clinical assessment resulting in placement on an elective surgery waiting list. This section shows data on waiting times for elective surgery at this hospital. This is the number of days within which half of the patients (50%) were admitted for their elective surgery, from their date of placement on the waiting list. Data are presented by the area of clinical expertise held by the doctor performing the elective surgery (specialty of surgeon).

It was not possible to calculate comparable surgical specialty peer group data for 2016–17 or 2017–18.

Surgery on the eyes is called ophthalmological surgery.

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by eye surgeons, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, at this hospital.

Surgery by eye surgeons: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by eye surgeons was 56 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2017–18 11 56 days Not peered
2016–17 12 41 days Not peered
2015–16 16 27 days 77 days
2014–15 21 26 days 63 days
2013–14 14 47 days 64 days
2012–13 14 41 days 80 days
2011–12 6 NP 78 days

NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

Surgery by eye surgeons: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In all years reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2017–18 11 NP Not peered
2016–17 12 NP Not peered
2015–16 16 NP 0.2%
2014–15 21 NP 0.2%
2013–14 14 NP 1.0%
2012–13 14 NP 0.5%
2011–12 6 NP 0.7%

General surgery focuses on the organs of the abdomen (such as the stomach, intestines, gall bladder, liver and pancreas), and includes hernia repair and haemorrhoid removal. General surgeons may also treat diseases of the skin and breast.

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by general surgeons, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, at this hospital.

Surgery by general surgeons: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by general surgeons was 47 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 1,474 47 days Not peered
2016–17 1,443 42 days Not peered
2015–16 1,442 32 days 33 days
2014–15 1,489 35 days 35 days
2013–14 1,528 31 days 35 days
2012–13 1,321 30 days 41 days
2011–12 1,179 49 days 47 days

Surgery by general surgeons: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by general surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 1,474 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 1,443 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 1,442 0.0% 0.2%
2014–15 1,489 0.0% 0.2%
2013–14 1,528 0.1% 0.4%
2012–13 1,321 0.3% 0.8%
2011–12 1,179 0.9% 2.3%

Orthopaedic surgery focuses on bones and muscles (the musculoskeletal system). It includes the repair of broken bones and injuries to ligaments and tendons, investigation and repair of damaged joints, and treatment of conditions such as bone and soft tissue tumours, cerebral palsy, back pain and skeletal deformities.

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by orthopaedic surgeons, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, at this hospital.

Surgery by orthopaedic surgeons: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by orthopaedic surgeons was 158 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 631 158 days Not peered
2016–17 640 148 days Not peered
2015–16 694 175 days 82 days
2014–15 664 182 days 83 days
2013–14 654 179 days 81 days
2012–13 764 161 days 87 days
2011–12 693 226 days 97 days

Surgery by orthopaedic surgeons: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by orthopaedic surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 631 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 640 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 694 0.0% 2.6%
2014–15 664 0.2% 1.8%
2013–14 654 1.1% 1.4%
2012–13 764 10.1% 3.3%
2011–12 693 10.5% 5.2%

Paediatric surgery focusses on children from birth up to 15 years of age.

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by paediatric surgeons, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, at this hospital.

Surgery by paediatric surgeons: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by paediatric surgeons was 39 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 28 39 days Not peered

Surgery by paediatric surgeons: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18 reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2017–18 28 NP Not peered

Plastic surgery involves the modification or reconstruction of the visible physical features of the body. It is commonly performed on people who have suffered severe injuries or burns, people who were born with physical malformations, or people whose physical appearance has been affected by a disease.

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by plastic surgeons, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, at this hospital.

Surgery by plastic surgeons: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by plastic surgeons was 52 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 74 52 days Not peered
2016–17 57 48 days Not peered
2015–16 93 36 days 38 days
2014–15 81 42 days 33 days
2013–14 26 51 days 35 days
2012–13 207 73 days 29 days
2011–12 145 81 days 30 days

Surgery by plastic surgeons: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by plastic surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2017–18 74 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 57 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 93 0.0% 1.1%
2014–15 81 0.0% 1.7%
2013–14 26 NP 2.1%
2012–13 207 2.4% 1.9%
2011–12 145 1.4% 5.0%

Vascular surgery focuses on blood vessels (veins and arteries), except for those in the heart (included in cardio-thoracic surgery) and brain (included in neurosurgery).

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by vascular surgeons, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, at this hospital.

Surgery by vascular surgeons: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by vascular surgeons was 103 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2017–18 68 103 days Not peered
2016–17 48 68 days Not peered
2012–13 6 NP 75 days
2011–12 <5 NP 113 days

NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

Surgery by vascular surgeons: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by vascular surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2017–18 68 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 48 NP Not peered
2012–13 6 NP 8.5%
2011–12 <5 NP 17.0%